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“Just begun this McDermid novel The Distant Echo and...”

Written on: 29/08/2009 by Janet Lewison (43 reviews written)

Just begun this McDermid novel The Distant Echo and delighted to find it in the library after my new thrift policy eschewing spending lots in Tesco or Amazon! The Distant Echo is very atmospheric from the first page. There is a rhythm perhaps to thriller writing in particular that perhaps emanates from the play on 'fatedness' in such narratives. For retrospect in a thriller is loaded with tension and implication. The 'clue' is a gateway to disaster as much as enlightenment and this novel by… Read Full Review

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“Top notch and accessible yet intelligent writing. The...”

Written on: 22/10/2005 by edward2910 (23 reviews written)

Top notch and accessible yet intelligent writing. The characters are well created and realistic. I felt as if I knew them by the end of Val McDermid, The Distant Echo!

Place, atmosphere and time are beautifully created. The crime takes place in St Andrews, when the boys from Kirkcaldy are all together at Uni. Years later, the crime comes back to trouble them and the need to solve it become apparent.

There's no reason not to buy this book! Even if you don't read thrillers normally, buy this… Read Full Review

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“Val McDermid, The Distant Echo - Winter 1978, St...”

Written on: 23/08/2004 by afsuper (1 review written)

Val McDermid, The Distant Echo - Winter 1978, St Andrews, Scotland, four students on their way back from a party stumble in the snow upon a dying young woman and their lives change forever. Tainted by suspicion but never charged with the murder of Rosie, the quartet's lifelong friendship is put to the test while they doubt each other's innocence. A true ordeal by innocence that will haunt them all over again 25 yrs later, when a police task-force reopens the case and mysterious accidents are… Read Full Review

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